If You Don’t Know What Radon Is, You Need To

What is radon

Many people around the country have not even heard of Radon. It might sound like the latest villain in the Marvel Universe, but it is a very real problem that people all around the country need to become familiar with.

Radon is a naturally occurring chemical element with the symbol “Rn” on the periodic table. It is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and can emanate from underneath your home without you even knowing it. Testing for radon is the only way you will know if it is present.

More than something that might simply be annoying, radon can be deadly. The Surgeon General’s Office, along with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, has reported that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the nation. According to the US EPA, radon is responsible for as many as 20 Continue reading

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It’s Time for Every Homeowner to Take Radon Testing Seriously

Colorado radon mitigation

If you have been wondering whether or not to hire a radon testing company for your home, you might want to consider doing that sooner rather than later. Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas that is almost impossible to detect just by making a cursory check on your own. You cannot see, smell, or taste radon and all the while might be slowly destroying your life.

According to the Surgeon General, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, right behind smoking. If you smoke and have radon in your home, you obviously have an even high risk of developing lung cancer. Children, according to some scientific studies, are at an even greater risk of developing lung cancer than adults beca Continue reading

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Have You Tested Your Home for Radon Levels?

Radon gas detector

Radon mitigation and abatement services are processes that the majority of people know very little about. If, however, you have ever tried to sell a property that has been cited for radon levels that are too high you learn very quickly about the radon testing and inspection processes.
Radon is an element known as number 86 on the periodic table. It is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless noble gas that is radioactive. Trapped in a basement, radon levels can reach dangerous levels. Although these levels are not often checked until a property is bought or sold, diligent owners and buyers are even more careful. Did you know, for instance, that the U.S. Surgeo Continue reading

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